Have Game, Will Play: Broforce

If you want to be nostalgic for 80/90’s action flicks, shoot stuff, blow up destructible environments and yell “America!” with a heavy emphasis on  the ‘r’, Broforce may be the game for you. Broforce sports a retro graphical style with copious amounts of pixelized blood. You take control of bro’d-out versions of B.A. Baracus, John McClane, several Arnies, Blade, MacGuyver, Agent J, Ripley, Indiana Jones, Robocop, Rambo and Judge Dredd to name a few. All of their names have been modified with ‘bro’ and the action has been ratcheted up as well.

Broforce’s control scheme employs a button to shoot, melee, jump(single wall jump with a knife too) and a special move. All the characters play differently; some have guns or a sword while others prefer a healthy dose of dynamite. You begin each stage as a random character(I think) with one life. You can increase your life counter by saving captured teammates. The trick is that you become that random teammate.  So if you really like Dredd’s remote missile but are short on lives you have a decision to make. Do you stick with the character whose weapon set you like or do you rescue another soldier and risk getting a character you may not prefer?

The early access version of Broforce had only alpha builds for the coop and competitive modes. Online campaign, Race, build mode, custom campaign and deathmatch will be ready when it launches. I was having quite a bit of fun just playing solo. The number of familiar characters you can control to the ridiculously destructive environments make Broforce really shine.

Recommendation: Worth a buy*
Full Disclosure: This game was provided to GameEnthus by a PR firm on behalf of the developer.
Genre: 2D action platformer, coop/competitive action platformer
Developer: Free Lives Games
Publisher: Free Lives Games
Platforms: PC
Price: $15

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Scale:*
Worth a buy – paying full price for fans of the series or genre makes sense – often includes a caveat
Worth a buy on sale – not quite full price worthy but close
Rent – rent before buying
No – borrow it if you must play it
Please no – Don’t waste any time and/or money on it

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